A character in a book I am currently reading used the word ‘belovered’ by accident when trying to describe how God loves us.
I like it!
So being me, I decided to break it down and see what the pieces contribute to the whole 🙂
Be– God loves us with an astounding love, because of who we are. We can BE ourselves BEfore Him, He who never changes.
Love– outpouring care and adoration towards its targeted recipient- whether they accept it or not. God so loved the world He gave His very own Son, to help us make our way back to His great love for us. Love like His never fails, never runs dry and never gives up on those they love. Never ending LOVE.
Red– Red has been the universal colour of love for centuries. (Just think Valentines Day.) His blood poured out on the cross in a fantastical display of love for all to see. Instead of seeing RED of the anger He is entitled to over our wrongdoings, He chose to offer His love on the cross to demonstrate His extreme love.
Red represents all in love. Given to His last drop.
Lover– God just doesn’t like us as a parent loves their children. God loves us with all the passionate desire of a lover longing for the one they adore. That’s right: God adores us. He longs to embrace His bride, which we are all a part of when we are His children. It is a mystery beyond our full comprehension this side of heaven.
Beloved: As His Bride, He will never stop pursing us. Never stop loving us. Longs to spend time with us. Hear our voice. Look into our eyes. How we long to be with the ones we love is a faded recollection of His longing for us.
Belovered– when we rest in His love (Be) we will walk as His beloved. Loved beyond measure.
Are you ready to be loved like that?
Take His love letter out for a spin.
Let His love flow over and into you.
By the Lover of your soul.
I’ve never quit loving you and never will. Expect love, love & more love!
~God; Jeremiah 31:3 MSG
I have loved you with an everlasting love; I have drawn you with unfailing kindness.